Realms of Terror: Dark Action Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark action movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Scream 3

A copycat killer decimates the cast and crew of a popular horror movie based on actual events.
Big Plot Twist
United States
2000
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
7.04
A horror movie about a horror movie about horror movies!
6
5.04
8
8
3
4
3
Performances
Dialogue
Plot
Scream gets a little more grandiose, graciously moving its plot and its survivors to Hollywood. The main protagonists are adults, now, and they have been through a lot. The tone is consequentially dark, but spiced up by the re-introduction of stereotypical characters and surreal settings. The action mostly takes place on the set of a film inspired by the events of the two first Scream movies.
By tradition, the new faces are either used as slasher meat, red herrings or both. Guessing the killer's identity is harder than ever, the characters having been left underdeveloped and the amount of speaking roles having increased. Scream purists will find the script clustered, superficial, and cold when it comes to dialogue. This one isn't big on details and human chemistry.
The previous film was a self-referential sequel; the third one focuses on the rules of trilogies. The game, then, becomes to second-guess the outcome, based on our personal fandom knowledge or hints left by the franchise, so far. As stated in Scream 3, for better or worse, anything goes in this one. It won't rub everybody the right way, but it's still a brilliantly directed high-budget slasher.
Streaks of Terror 2019: My Favorite Horror Movie Franchises

Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Child’s Play, Scream, Saw, Alien, Predator, Evil Dead – Film critic Steve Hutchison covers some of his favorite horror movie franchises, providing a synopsis, a review, and ranking all installments.

The Almanac of Terror 2019: 89 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The following recommendation lists are based on 2000 horror movie reviews. They were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is an online “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the adaptation and transformation of tangible concepts into empirical games. Not unlike sport publications, fantasy leagues and role-playing games, the Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics, facts, ratings and opinions. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted from best to worst according to their overall score. Some lists are sorted by pertinence. Our classification method uses genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are as follows: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, gimmick, and rewatchability. We sometimes use the “creepiness” factor when populating certain lists.

66 All-Japanese Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by Japan. How many have you seen?

Trends of Terror 2019: 101 Horror Movies for Beginners

Have you been recently introduced to horror movies? You want to explore the genre and don’t know where to start? Here are 101 simple and accessible ranked horror movies you should definitely check out. How many have you seen?

66 All-British Horror Movies

This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies were produced exclusively by the United Kingdom. How many have you seen?